Also to visit me in the shrine has been Hrethgar, the Knight Madigan's former apprentice and a fellow devotee of Albreda. We sat and he shared some of his thoughts with me regarding the Goddess and her following and I, in turn, shed some light of my own regarding some concerns he had. He mentioned to me that he will be putting together something of a book regarding his experience in following the Kind Mother and how her worship can be applied to our daily lives. He actually was kind enough to let me read some of his notes which will eventually form the rough draft for his book and I have to say I was really impressed.
Walking the streets of Ilithi, I found myself in one of the gardens surrounding the great tower idly picking at one of the fresh and bright blossoms that Spring brings us. I'm not sure how long I stood there before I realized I was not alone, and so I began a mild conversation with a solemn looking young Elothean woman. She is a Seer of the House of the Silver Star and a Moon Mage by profession. We were discussing some of the recent current events and she mentioned a vision she had regarding some S'kra Mur figures and a trade city, that after listening to careful detail about the features of the people and their elongated snouts and the yeehar drivent ransport, I knew it could be no place other than Muspar'i. After our short conversation, I decided it was time for me to head back home and see if everything was okay.
A couple of tired days later, I arrived at the imposing gates of this beautiful city. Not much has changed here. I wrapped the mistsilk cowl a little more securely around my face and I ventured in. It wasn't long before I found myself at Heketha Square and the entrance hall to my guild. I spoke briefly with my mentor Selinthesa, and she had nothing new to add other than her anticipation for the upcoming performance. Seeing that all seemed well, I set back toward the Street of Priests and the temple areas, where I began to write this entry.
I would also like to comment on the future. I don't know what it holds, but none of us really do. The Moon Mages tap into it, they see glimpses and signs. But Fate can always be altered by the simple act of living life. One day, I hope to see a baby in my future. One of my dearest friends, Aeviona, just recently had her baby. I was supposed to be there as midwife support, since I have formal training in it, but I was unable to be there. While it does hurt to know I was not there for her, I do know that she was in the capable hands of the midwife Lanita. There is some comfort there. I cannot wait to see the newborn though. I'm sure the baby is absolutely gorgeous.
I hope one day that I can successfully have a baby with Marsais. Each moment we spend together is without flaw. We don't argue, we're not mean to one another. Each of us seems to have an inhuman level of understanding and patience and support. I know that anything I do, he will be behind me 100%. He is so kind, so gentle, so intelligent. Yet he is also strong, courageous, fearless and despite the obstacles that threaten to halt his advancement, he rises to meet every challenge with his head held high. Not only is he my perfect match in every way, but I believe he will make an amazing father to our child one day and that is a gift that no amount of money could buy.
I very much look forward to my next teaching session with Jerodan, and I hope that this city has an impact on him, even if not as profound as the impact it had on me.
It has been 396 years, 108 days since the Victory of Lanival the Redeemer.
It is the 3rd month of Lirisa the Archer in the year of the Iron Toad.
By my hand,
Lore Keeper of Muspar'i